In a Big Final match between India and Sri Lanka, India lost to SL as Sri Lanka won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. We shall look at the players during the final who made a huge impact over the game with their outstanding performances.
Hits of India-Sri Lanka Final match:
5. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma who had a good run in this World T20 continued it in the Finals with a good hand. He put on fifty run partnership to seek India’s going. He played with quicker pace than Kohli as Virat tried to settle down. After looking good for his 29 he threw it away.
4. Lasith Malinga:
Malinga the Sri Lanka’s Stand-in Captain played an important role in his team success. Don’t know whether the tactics were implemented by him or the senior players but his death bowling made sure India don’t get to a big total. He bowled Yorkers at the final overs and made it tough to batsmen to score.
3. Angelo Mathews:
Mathews the former captain came in with a crucial spell against a team having a supeb batting line-up. He bowled tight lengths targeting the waist and didn’t allow setting. He dismissed Rahane in his first over. Though he didn’t pick another wicket he was very economical conceding 25 runs in his 5 overs.
2. Kumar Sangakkara:
Sangakkara who was playing his last T20I game played important innings in the big final. He played on of his classical innings to seek his team win the match and the trophy. He couldn’t continue he recent for in this World T20 but came out under pressure and played a gem of an innings.
1. Virat Kohli:
Known as Mr. Consistency, he has been showing consistent performances in recent times and his ability to chase. But in the final it was chance to set the score. But he continued then too. He scored 72 runs of 44 balls in Semi-Finals. He played yet another matured innings under pressure and got out of last ball in the finals. He scored 77 off 58 and could have done better it some circumstances were different at the end.